SEC Football Week 11 Predictions

by Dan M | Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2019

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Goliath v. Goliath as the SEC and 2019 college football’s
penultimate match is set to kick off this Saturday in what could be a
national title elimination game. CFP #2 LSU takes on CFP #3 Alabama in the unfriendly confines of
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. All rankings from this point forward will use
the CFP poll since that’s all that matters in this gilded age of
money, money, money.  ESPN’s College Game Day will be on Campus to set
the table for this clash of the titans. The Cajuns come in with a chip
on their shoulders as 6.5 point underdogs and will put their Heisman
candidate QB, Joe Burrow, to the test Auburn, Ole Miss and Mississippi State kick back and watch the
Tide and Tiger’s carnival of carnage from the comfort of their dorm
rooms in a bye week for almost half the SEC west divisional teams.
Last week’s results: Straight 6-0 / ATS: 3-3
Season Results: Straight 65-16 / ATS: 45-33-3
Side note:  M&M’s side bets were 4-4 last week, his worst picking this
year. M&M’s picks this week: Baylor, Georgia Southern, Iowa, Ole
Miss, UCF.

Vanderbilt (2-6) at #10 Florida (7-2)
Line: Gators -26.5 / 48.5
Time/TV: 11:00 a.m / ESPN
The Gators return to Gainsville to lick their wounds from the
24-17 Georgia loss last week and may be a little worn down. HC Dan
Mullen’s team has played #2 LSU, # 6 Georgia, and #11 Auburn and the
Gators have been in every game. Vanderbilt is having one of those
seasons, and may not win another game but it won’t matter in the long
run. Vandy’s effort was ho-hum in its 24-7 loss to South Carolina
last week and this team may have run out of gas. The Dores will lose
this game but their spirited HC Derek Mason will acquit himself well.
Pick: Florida 33  Vanderbilt 13

Western Kentucky (5-4) at Arkansas (2-7)
Line: Razorbacks -1.5 / 52.5
Time/TV: 11:00, SECN
Western Kentucky’s starting QB is an Arkansas transfer-portal
product, Ty Story, who has invigorated the Hilltoppers program.
Arkansas’s football program has sunk to new depths losing 54-24 to
Mississippi State on homecoming last week in a game that wasn’t even
as close as the final score.  The Bulldogs scored at will and had over
300 rushing yards at halftime. Hog’s HC Chad Morris will be fired if
he loses this game. These are sad times in Fayetteville and even if
the Razorbacks win, this once proud football institution is in
tatters.
Pick: Arkansas 40 Western Kentucky 28

#1 LSU (8-0) at #2 Alabama (8-0)
Line: Tide -6.5 / 62.5
Time/TV: 2:30 / CBS
LSU has two wins over top 10 teams (Florida, Auburn) this season.
Alabama has yet to play a team ranked in the top 25. LSU’s starting
QB, Joe Burrow, has thrown 30 TD passes with only 4 interceptions and
is healthy as a horse coming off the bye week. Alabama’s starting QB,
Tua Tagovailoa, is coming off ankle surgery two weeks ago and is a
game time decision. LSU’s total offense is ranked #4 in the nation
while Alabama’s is #9 and as mentioned, coming against inferior
competition. Tide HC Nick Saban is getting a huge home push from the
odds makers in this season defining SEC West battle which will most
assuredly send the victor to the college football playoffs. Let the
good times roll, or as the cajuns say, Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
Pick: LSU 27  Alabama 24

New Mexico St. (0-8) at Ole Miss (3-6)
Line: Rebels -28.5 / 64.5
Time/TV: 3:00 / SECN
The “who cares” game of the week comes to Oxford Mississippi.
The New Mexico State Aggies are the worst team in the FBS and are
playing for paychecks only.  The Rebels are vastly underperforming but
played well last week in a road loss to Auburn, 20-14. Ole Miss’
chances to get bowl eligible are slim, as HC Matt Luke would have to
engineer a massive upset next week of LSU and then beat Mississippi
State in the Egg Bowl.  Ole Miss’s overpaid coaching crew gets this
“W” without breaking a sweat.
Pick: Ole Miss 42 New Mexico State 10

Missouri (5-3) at #6 Georgia (7-1)
Line: Bulldogs -16.5 / 48
Time/TV: 6:00 / ESPN
Missouri’s enigmatic season continues it’s bowl-less run as the
Tigers travel to Athens to face newly CFP ranked #6 Georgia.
Missouri’s inexplicable three losses have been to Wyoming, Kentucky
and Vanderbilt. The Tiger’s five wins have been blow out affairs with
an average margin of victory of 28 points. Georgia is coming off a
season defining win against Florida that has the Bulldogs in the
driver’s seat to be the East division rep in the SEC Championship.
Dawg QB Jake Fromm quelled his critics last week, going 20 for 30, 279
yds and 2 TD’s. Georgia HC Kirby Smart won’t have a South Carolina
deja vu between the hedges and will keep the gas pedal firmly down
this entire game.
Pick: Georgia 30  Missouri 17

Apalachian St. (2-5) at South Carolina (3-5)
Line: Gamecocks -5.5 / 51
Time/TV: 6:00 / ESPN2
This game is the most intriguing of the SEC slate this Saturday.
Appalachian State rose to fame in 2007 with its historic upset of #5
Michigan when it was still an FCS school. The Mountaineers moved to
the FBS Sun Belt conference in 2014 and were undefeated and ranked in
the top 25 two weeks ago. South Carolina had the huge upset of
Georgia in Athens but since have gone 1-2 and will need to win two of
their last three games to become bowl eligible.  The Gamecocks last
two games are Texas A&M and #5 Clemson. Starts right here in South
Carolina .
Pick: South Carolina 24  ASU 20

Tennessee (4-5) at Kentucky (4-4)
Line: Pick / 41.5
Time/TV: 6:30 / SECN
The Volunteers are in the midst of a mini-rally going 3-1 in their
last four games after starting the season, 1-4.  Tennessee HC Jeremy
Pruett is coaching like his job is on the line which very well may be
the case. Kentucky is coming off a bye week and thrashed Missouri the
week before, 29-7, utilizing wide receiver turned quarterback Lynn
Bowden for 203 rushing yards. Tennessee’s defense is saltier than
Missouri’s and the Vols should be able to make Bowden pass the rock
which is a bad thing for the Wildcats. Both Teams need to win this
game to make the bowl road less rocky.
Pick: Tennessee 33 Kentucky 20

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